Please see the following news release for an update from the Health Department on COVID-19 vaccinations.

And some additional information.

  • Those individuals 65 and older may receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning next week!
  • Bayfield County Health Department has requested vaccine to administer. The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will determine the number of doses the Health Department receives.
  • To get on the waiting list to receive the vaccine – register at https://bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/formcenter/health-8/online-form-to-register-for-COVID19-Vacc-143 or call 715.373.3324. Leave your name, age and phone number.
  • Residents do not need to call after pre-registering. The Health Department will call to schedule appointments based on the amount of vaccine being received.
  • The Vaccine Clinic is being held at the St. Louis School in Washburn – next to the St. Louis Catholic Church – 713 N Washington Ave, Washburn.
  • Arrive a few minutes before your appointment, confirm your appointment, fill out required forms and read through the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Information.
  • After receiving your shot you will be asked to wait at least 15 minutes form the noted time to assure you have no strong reactions to the vaccine.
  • An appointment for your second shot will be scheduled before you leave.

The process will be ongoing. Changes may be made before I hit “send”. We are asking patience and flexibility as we try to get “as much vaccine into arms as possible” in the next few weeks.

Take care for yourselves…and others.

Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, and stay at home whenever possible.

 

Jan Victorson, Director

Bayfield County Emergency Management

117 E Sixth Street – PO Box 423

Washburn WI 54891

715.373.6113

Build a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.

 

Bayfield County Health Department 

117 East Sixth Street – P.O. Box 403 – Washburn, WI 54891 Phone: 715/373-6109

Fax: 715/373-6307 Sara Wartman, BSN, RN, CLS  Health Director/Health Officer 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

January 20, 2021 

UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION 

WASHBURN, WISCONSIN—Bayfield County Health Department is working with federal, state  and local partners to coordinate delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to our community.

We are nearly complete with delivery of COVID-19 vaccine to Tier1a individuals. We are actively  preparing and planning for mass clinics in preparation for when the State of Wisconsin begins to ship  allotments of vaccine for Tier1b individuals, which should begin within the next week.

Due to the sheer size of this vaccine initiative, we expect clinics, pharmacies and hospitals will also be  involved in vaccine distribution, in addition to local Public Health. The State of Wisconsin Department of  Health has also announced they are working to create mobile vaccination clinics.

As the State of Wisconsin prepares to ship allotments of vaccine for Tier 1b individuals, we are also preparing our scheduling and staffing for these upcoming clinics. Individuals over the age of 65 can fill out our COVID-19 pre-registration form to get added to the list that our staff will use for making  appointments. The State Department of Health may add other populations of individuals to the Tier 1b  group in the upcoming days.

This form is located at: https://www.bayfieldcounty.wi.gov/FormCenter/Health-8/Online-Form-to Register-for-COVID19-Vacc-143. Due to high call volume, please pre-register online if you are able to  do so. For those without internet access, you may call our COVID-19 information line at 715-373-3324.  We will need to know your name, age and phone number.

This will be a multiple week process. As we are notified of how much vaccine the state is shipping us  weekly, we will call to schedule that many individuals from the Tier 1b group for appointments. Residents do not need to call after pre-registering. The Health Department will call residents to schedule their appointment date and time. We expect to be vaccinating people in the Tier 1b group for  a couple months.

For local updates about COVID-19 and other public health news, follow the Bayfield County Health  Department at www.bayfieldcounty.org/COVID. For updates on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit  www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm.

CONTACTS:

Sara Wartman, Health Officer Phone: (715) 373-6109

Bayfield County Health Department Email: swartman@bayfieldcounty.org